by Toni Batista
There once was a little girl who always wanted to be a princess. She would look into the mirror saying, “Mirror, mirror on the wall who is the finest princess of them all?” The mirror would look back at her and laugh saying, “not you. Your parents didn’t even want you, why would anyone else?” She would yell at the mirror, “I hate you!” That poor little girl hated who she was… abandoned, used and abused, and not loved by anyone. Many years went by and the little girl grew up but because of her past, she became addicted to drugs and felt worthless and did many shameful things.
One day she sat alone by the pool feeling sad and about to give up on herself and everyone else that loved her. You see, she did fine a young handsome prince who loved her so much and had 3 beautiful children. But, even though someone finally loved her, she soon found out that a man, money, things or even children could not save her. Even though she was sad that day at the pool, it was the best day ever because she met an Angel who invited her to Church. Since she was feeling so desperate for a change in her heart, she decided to go!
Once she enter into a magical place called church, the people where so friendly and the music was loud and she felt it in her soul and for the first time in a long, long time she felt alive. When the Pastor spoke, she felt he must have known her story because it was like he was talking right to her.
As tears ran down her face letting all the poison out of her, she closed her eyes and reached her arms up to Heaven. She said, “God if your Word is for real, take this addiction from me and all the pain I feel.” She gave her soul to her Jesus. Even though she had a prince in her life, she realized that what she really needed was a King. From that day forward she started to heal from her past wounds. Eventually she looked in the mirror again but this time she told the mirror, “I am a Princess of the most Highest King and no one can tell me different!”
No matter who you are or where you’ve been, it’s never too late to develop your inner-beauty and to bring beauty to the world around you. Being the best you can be outwardly starts with feeling beautiful on the inside.
I know you might be thinking it’s easier said than done. The good news is while it may not be easy, it’s not impossible! I pray you look and the mirror and see that you are a Princess of the most Highest King. He loves you no matter what. He has the answers you are looking for. He wants to give you hope and work in your life. You can begin to live at peace when you know the way He sees you.
“For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods.” Psalm 95:3
Antonia Batista is married to Pastor Jerry Batista for 22 years. They have 3 adult children Jerry Jr., Corina and Emilio along with 2 grandchildren Chloe and Lucas. I am a leader at Beautiful and love living for the Lord.